Fatima Washington

Ms. Washington has the unique ability to reshape commonly told stories to reveal a new perspective and differentiated reality. Her body of work as a director spans documentary style programs, unscripted television, commercials, music videos and TV pilot presentations.

Ms. Washington began her professional directing career while pursuing a graduate film degree at USC prestigious School of Cinematic Arts. Even as a student, industry veterans recognized Ms. Washington’s exceptional artistic voice resulting in an exclusive deal to direct music videos for the Geneva Films Inc. At USC, her passion for storytelling and the moving image grew exponentially highlighted by her film, The Daddy Box.  Under the tutelage of her USC mentor, Mark Jonathan Harris, a two-time Academy Award winning director, The Daddy Box would be nominated and then claim the top prize for a prestigious Yale University fellowship. 

Among Washington’s commercial credits is an innovative short film profiling actor Denzel Washington, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) National Spokesman, developed as a part of a BGCA national campaign. Driven by a desire to depict female protagonists, Ms. Washington co-wrote, co-directed, co-produced and acted in her feature film debut “She’s Got a Plan” starring Paula Jai Parker and featuring Faizon Love, Ja’net Dubois, Kelilta Smith, Charles Malik Whitfield, Golden Brooks and Chris Williams.  The film is to be released in 2015.  In 2016, she will direct Panther Queen, a feature film based on the memoirs and music of best-selling author, and former head of the Black Panther Party, Elaine Brown.  Currently, Ms. Washington is a film contributor for the Al Jazeera America.

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